Friday, October 5, 2012

Fall Mantel 2012 {Brown, Green, Cream, and Silver}

When I think of fall decorating I see an array of natural colors in my mind.  Predominately, red, orange, yellow, and brown.  One of the reasons I wasn't into fall decorating (before becoming a part of the blogging world) is that I don't usually care for these darker/deeper tones in my own decorating.  Reading blogs has opened my eyes to a whole world of lighter fall color palette.  I was actually happy to come home with some of the items I took to sell at the fall market last weekend.  I grabbed the transferware teapot, silver framed mirror, wood plate, rattan clock, a few accessories from around my house, and some cream/green colored pumpkins and set to work.

Now my mantel is set for fall!  A mix of deep brown, cream, pale green, and silver.  I love the light feel the mantel has while still capturing the feeling of fall.


We picked up three of the little cream pumpkins last weekend and went back yesterday to get a few more.  When we found some white ones with a hint of green I had to pick them up to go with my dried hydrangeas!


The farm even had gray pumpkins!  A perfect lovely dusty gray.  Unfortunately they were larger pumpkins that wouldn't work for the mantel, but oh how I wished they would.  I didn't even know gray pumpkins existed!








How about you?  Do you like lighter or darker tones for your fall decor? 

And, please tell me I'm not the only one that didn't know about gray pumpkins!!

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32 comments:

  1. so pretty! the touch of green really keeps it feeling more lively and fresh!

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  2. There is such a feeling of serenity to your Fall decor! Love it. ~ Maureen

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  3. So pretty! Until recently, I didn't know pumpkins came in any color other than orange, or pure white. I am lovin' that touch of green. And until I read your post, I had no idea there was such a thing as a gray pumpkin!!! I need to get out more~!
    I don't do much decorating for fall, but if I did, I would want it to look like your mantel.

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  4. Oh I love your mantle. I like the light tones and the bright tones it just depends on my mood when I am decorating :) For the record, I have never heard of gray pumpkins either :) I am stopping by from Feathered Nest Friday party and am now afollower.

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  5. You did a fabulous job on your mantel! I'm with you - I much prefer the muted natural tones of fall to the reds and oranges.

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  6. I like lighter, natural tones. I love that creamy pumpkin mottled with green. I got some of those gray pumpkins too. I didn't even know about gray pumpkins until this year. Anywho ... your mantel is lovely!!

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  7. Your mantel looks pretty. I love all the warm tones and white pumpkins.

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  8. Great mix of colour, texture and height. I am a big fan of the subtler shades of autumn, too!

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  9. Oh my, I am absolutely in love with your mantel design!! Beautiful mixture of colors!

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  10. We really don't decorate for fall here in Australia...at least not in my neck of the woods! and didn't know anyone else in the world did until i discovered that fact in blogland :)
    I definitely like the lighter tones, I'm not really a warm tone person so the grey pupmkins are more up my alley!
    So nice to meet you Jessica!!

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  11. Love the cosy feeling look on the mantle. My mantle I chose the lighter yellows, oranges, cream with a pop of green.

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  12. I love the rustic natural feel! This will work right through Thansgiving.

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  13. You are always full of great ideas, I just have to tell you that! I really love this mantel and wanted to make sure I told you!

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  14. Gorgeous - love those spools and I just found out they have pink pumpkins - who knew?!
    Kelly

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  15. I absolutely LOVE your fall mantle the spools are to die for! just very nicely put together:)

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  16. I really like your mantel! The mix of textures and neutral colours is perfect!
    xo,
    Shannon

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  17. Beautiful muted tones- love it! I'm your newest follower :)
    Susan

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  18. Visiting for the first time! Found you through a link party. I love your fal mantle. My thoughts exactly, I like to keep my fall decor on the porch since it is all orange tones. I LOVE how you have embraced this new colour scheme for your indoors. The tea cup is adorable. Im your newest follower :)

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  19. What a beautiful mantel! Love the colors! I would like to invite you to share this at my party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com. Hope you can join the fun!
    Leslie

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  20. I love muted tones too~ your mantel is lovely. Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  21. Jessica,
    Love your mantel! The spools are really cute...I am now going to try to dig mine out!
    Lovely!
    Thanks for sharing this week at the Creative Inspirations Party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  22. Looks beautiful and don't worry I never knew about grey pumpkins until tonight :)

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  23. This is so beautiful! I love, love, love your color palette. Gorgeous! Happy to be visiting from the Fall Nesting link up at The Inspired Room!

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  24. Happy to feature you at the party this morning!

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  25. Dear Emmeline,
    Love your mantel! I've gone neutral in my seasonal decor as well. New follower!
    -Revi

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  26. I wasn't into Fall decorating before entering the blogging world either! Funny how that happens :) I absolutely LOVE your mantel! It's gorgeous. And I'm glad you decided to decorate for Fall so you could share it with all of us! Thanks for linking up to Throwback Thursday :)

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  27. such a pretty combination of colors and love the bits of green on the white pumpkin!
    We just started back up our link parties and we would love if you came and linked up at The Humble Brag. Each week, one lucky featured blogger will get one free week of advertising, which mean thousands of ad views a day! Hope to see you there.
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  28. Thanks so much for linking up last week at the The Humble Brag! Make sure to link back if you would like to be featured and win the free ad space. Hope to see you back tomorrow for another link party!
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  29. Oooh - your mantle is so pretty! I love the mix of textures and colors. Thank you so much for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving bloghop!

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  30. Your mantel looks so pretty with all your vintage goodies! I think the darker tones provide so much warmth in the Fall.
    Mary Alice

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